The Missouri State women’s basketball team will be returning to the postseason for the first time in four years after receiving an at-large bid to the 2010 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). The Lady Bears will host a first-round game at JQH Arena against Oral Roberts Friday night.
The Lady Bears have had quite a turnaround. They are just one of 14 Division I women’s basketball programs to post a turnaround of +10 games or more in the win column. ORU is the nation’s highest-scoring team (86.1 ppg.). ORU is also one of those teams to turn their season around. They went 23-9 after going 13-17 last year.
Friday’s meeting will be a rematch of the two clubs Dec. 19 match-up, in which the Lady Bears knocked off the Golden Eagles, 99-81, in Tulsa.
Lady Bears’ season ticket holders have until 5 p.m., Tuesday (March 16) to reserve their seats to Friday’s WNIT opener, as well as to a potential second-round game, which would likely be held Sunday (March 21). Season ticket holders may also purchase additional tickets, based on availability. The remaining Lady Bears’ ticket allotment will be available for sale to the general public at the Chevy Pickup Window and Athletics Box Office at JQH Arena, beginning at 10 a.m., on Tuesday (March 16), and all tickets may be picked up at that time. Click here for more info.